Newspaper of Evening Star, January 15, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 15, 1856 Page 1
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THE EvmiiNd STAB, rl^Ll?HKD KVKKY APTER.1UUN, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 41 1 At 3l*' Buildings, torntr of I'snntflemmtm e*?**? ?nd Eleventh strut, By W. D. WAL1ACH, If 111 b?* ??r7wl to eab*cHh??a by carrier* at 81* A\l> A IJUAKTKR CENTS, payabla wwkly I the A|{ent*; piper* sirred in po<*ka^eti per month. To 1114.il aubocrlbera tbe aub *rip*1"n pr*v!? THREE DOLhARf A!tDllF fV CENT? jfwri??ir?wi,TW(l DOLLARS f.r ate month*, and ONE DOLLAR for three ?ontb?; for lew th?a throe month* at the rate of erata 4 w?vk. frysiN'JLE CIIPHW ONE CENT VOL. VII. WASHINGTON. D. C.. TUESDAY. JANUARY 15, 1856. NO. 915. THE WEEKLY STAB. Thla excellent r amlly ami N m he found la aay day moral af Wajlc copy, per aaaun to UIM. Kite coplea ??????????? pabflahed oa Satur. leopiee coplea mm., b a> atv iwmlM IS to I^Cm, niTiiuiiT tk iifiaca. C7" 81n|tleeoplee (la wrapper*) caa heproca ad at the oounter, immediately after the laaae of tt> paper. Price?Tiati Caata. PocTMAaTiai who act aa areata will a commlaalon of twenty per oeat. orriciu. TaJAH'tT UlPAIIMIII, Dec. 1,18CL %n(l? V* hereby given to bolder* of sto* ks of tue United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of fl.SMMMi of ?aId stocks tt any time whcu the Mine niav be offered prior to tbe 1st day of Juae next, and will pay therefor tbe following prices, to wit: For stock of the loan of l?W. a premium of ten percent; for stock of the loans of 18-17 and lSW, a premium of slxteeu per ceut ; for stock Issued jitder the art of la&U, commonly railed Texa? in demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of (be loan of 1^46, redeemable on the lt*h November, W46, If received at the Ttaaaury prior to the 1st day of January wet, ? pre ml una ot'i\ peraent ; If received between the IstJan iary and thetilftt of March neit, a premium of 2 per cent ; and If r?**elved after the :?l*t of .March and prior to said l>t of June next, a premium of 1% percent. Interest wIU alio be allowed on said stocks at tbe rate# a pee lied In the certificate**, from the 1st July last, if nsl?nfil with the principal rf the certificate* received prior to the lit of January next. After that date the interest will kte allowed In addition to the premium from 1st of January to the date of their r<?celut. 1 n both cases one day's interest will be allowed lu addition for the money to reach the seller. Certificate* iransmitted to this Department un der the prr^rt notice should be duly assigned to the I nltod States (with the current half year's In ? -reat, tf *e:i? prior to tbe 1st of January next) by ti.t part'/ entitled to receive the purchase money. Paym-.\it f r these stocks will be made by drafts ? pon the 1st ant treasurer* at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive tbe money may direct. JAMKS GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtJ unel Secretary of the Treaaury. NAVY DEPARTMENT, Brasau of CoxsTaucTion, Ac., January 14, lei?. rtOPOSITIONS WILL BE RECEIVED by thin bureau, until the 12th of February, for the foUowiug articles for the United States steamer Mississippi. to be delivered at the navy vard. New York : Two vertical tubular boilers, to be made of the best charcoal bloom boiler plates ; tube sheets to be one-halt inch, water bottoms and ash-pits sev en sixteenth, shell three-eighths of an Inch in thickness All tbe external parts to be double rlvetted, and ra ilked on both sides where It can be got at to do *o; no screw stays to l?e used in the lews, water bottom*, or stea.o chimney. The crowns and sides of shell to be stiffened by T iron, fr.">m which tbe braces are to lead The boilers* will be about twenty-three andone Lilf feet front, by about eleven and one half feet de-p. and about twelve and one-half feet high ; t-> be furnished with the necessary man and hand aole plate*. furnace, flue and damper door^ ; lugs for grate bearers, and for securing boilers to the snip, and to be tested when done at a hydraulic pressure of *5 lbs per square inrh The tubes to be furnished by the government and to be set bv the contractors, the government being responsible for all tubes condemned from tbelr defects, and the contract^* for all condemned from bad workmanship The price to be per pound finished, less tbe weight of the tnl*?s Also, the prices per pound for such Iron cast lags as siav be requires! for engine and boilers, of ] ? rten sand, of dry sand, of loam, and for one and one-third s*>ts of grate bar?, and for composition castings (of copper and tin ) Tbe patterw to be furnished by the govern ment The whole to be done In the best menner, and to be subject to the Inspection and aitproval of si*'u persons as the department mav appoint. ?>-swings of the boilers will be furnished bid der^ on application to the department. Payments will be nude for one.thud tbeir esti nnfed anions' when the boiler-, are half com pleted tue remainder when they have been test ed satisfactorily by steam For castings, when delivered and approved Bld(li t> will be particular In stating their prices and the time w'?en they propose to complete and d' iiver the work. Bond and e.ood security will be required f(.r the faithful performance of the work au>1 tbe fulfill iwnt of the contract. jan i:i?Iaw4w (No 55i? ] 'Swamp an.l Ov erllowed Lands.'* PUBLIC NOTICE?PURSUANT TO THE Instructions of tbe Secretary of the Interior, subtle notice is hereby given that, in order to bring to a close the busiaess under the act of Con gress approved September 'J&. 1H50, entitled, "An act to enable the State of Arkansas, and other >UU*. to reclaim the 'swamp lands' wltbin tbelr limits." and at the .-.ame time afford to parties w&o claim that portion* of the lands selected tin i-r said law are dry and fit for cultlvatlou, an op port:a:ty to introduce evidence, all lands so *e Isi '.si. to the approval whereof no objection be nude within si* months fr-?m the date hereof, Will be certified ar.d patented to the States. Sacb objections as are contemplated by the it>ove must be made under oath, aad filed with the register and receiver of tbe proper land olBre for transmission to the beneral Land f >tttce. The ascesaary forms for afldavits are in the hands of | *a:d officers. Ike following ( lasses of land are exempt from objection, to-wit: 1st Lands entered with cash, or located with and warrants sv mto, aftpr the passage of the act of ?8th September. 1S50, and orior to the pasia^e of the act of 2d March, 1SS3, ' for tbe relief of purchasers and locators of swamp and overflowed land* " Ui. Lauds aiready patented to the State under the swamp law. Inali case* ..here objection Is rained, testimony Must be taken before the register and receiver of | the aad ofice. at such time, after the expiration of said six months, as thev may appoint with the c<? isent of the Commissioner of the General Land Oflee. I'he lists of swamp and overflowed lands are open to inspection during the ie^ular business hours of lbs Land Odb e. Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ton. this tilst day of l>ecember. 1m56. THOS A HENDRICKS, Commissioner General Land Dice. jan lu ? S. P. IIGOVEH'S Boct, Sho?, and Trunk Eatabiuhment, iror Hall, Pa avenue, between ?th and lttth sta. | M AV K JCST RECEIVED FOR INDIES, , and CHILDREN, Cleth, ? , H lined Button, Healedlflx ? A. IKK* A'. >c thick and thin Gaiters; fV A' k- a'ld Colored, at 91 '<?5, w. . i f t, l.ad Alptne Button Gaiters, *3 50: * ? faUhite^aUa G -erlousSLIPPEKS, Gen ^ |,r*'nrh Patent leather BOOTS and r??\ . . d,*< '?P?'<?ns; GenUemen's De uJl** ,AI 1 K*S. all e<4ors; Boy s and Youth's r?tent lather and Calf ItOOTS and SIIOKH "f Pall and Winter Wear, receutly se >ed mi in the mosttclebrated mauulhcturers la ^rV superior. ' . ' to unusual Inducements,and re> rjeially solicit your petronage and Influence dec 14 tf 1 P. HOOVER P'NE FRKNCH EDITIONS?OF ROUS ***"? R^lne, Sevtgne, CornelUe, Moll ere, De iei, Daeis, Krolssart, Bou'dalone, l.e Sage, 'l ler. Guizot. B?>sauet. Monstrelet. Malherbe, partes. Bartbelemy VoltaWe, Chateaubriand, pSMaiebranche, St ?7?.leneloo, fblerry, Machlavelli, Regnard, , V. wrl,,*,s> 'nay be fouiid at the most mod bookstore of the undersi^ued y '?>"> I'aris, ia flnecai tlfui m ".ro. ,d,nK*? o' t^eiu with beau m?i lllnstratlona Ho.tt t la?'a 11 co"#t"o>. various, of French 4 ka ft,r >'?>?th, Paris edition* FRANCK TAYLOR \rk|fr| pki its N 'curnM ^' KlUl*' <-R an BERK IKS, PleawLT^ir: "t'll Almonds, ?f^d mnd "P,r?' ? ? b'ln ??* i ??y8t.M"r-?1'*? Prulta; Flckled Fniits, t ? , u- ?" f | alt ? 1 UU 8 Jsilte* iu -lass Jars at cents, with a great k *arl-iy of fresu and nice artb les. suitable for the *asoe. l ot sale at my store, a few steps north ?*?t of Jackson SUtue Buv,J Z M. P. KIN6 (UOJh8,rLIM:k?, CLOCKS, at u THE LAKES, ^ ? ,5ol .vania avenue. HAUTIEK'S Ladies' asul UtMkmrn'i Klegtit SALOON AND RESTAURANT, Conducted on the flan of Taylor If Delmonito't Neie York. 1 A DIES AND GENTLEMEN CAN PRO i cure at all hours UKEAKF AST, LUNCH, DINNER and SU PPKR , served in the bent style at a few ml mi tea' notice. ^ All the deltfacles of the seasen constantly on Members of Congress and others taking rooms nan make desirable arrangements on moderate terms to have their meals furnished. Elegant dining rooms and parlors for the ac commodation or messes or parties of gentlemen desirous of taking their meals together Strangers vls'.Ung the city will find this estab lishment a great convenience, and are respectful ly invited to ca*i and examine it. C ti A DTI EK , dec 14 eolin J62 Pennsylvania avenue. TO PIIAM k NAKFL tls NEW AND CHEAP SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORK, 4W Seventh st , opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. A MESSRS. TO PR AM, iate of Philadelphia, and (^?^NOKFLEI of this city,| * respectfully announce to their friends and the public, that thev have com menced the Saddling Business at the above stand, where they will make and keep constantly on hand a large and superior assortment of?Mens', Ladies', and Boys' SADDLES, BRIDLES, MARTINGALES.and WHIPS HARNESS of every description, both for city and country use. All kinds of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladies'SATCHELS, TR AVEL ING BASKETS, and FANCY WORK BOXES. HORSE BLANKETS. COVERS. COLLARS, and HAMF.S Horse. Spoke, and Dust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURRY-COMBS, SPONGES, 4c., 4,c. All material used will be the best that can be obtained; and both of us having been practical workmen for several years, we feel confident that our work cannot be surpassed, either for style or durability. By unremitting efforts to give satis faction we hopii to merit, ana respectfully solicit, a share of public patronags. Particular attention paid to (overlag Trunks and repairing all kinds of work. Saddlers' tools constantly on hand, nov T?tf PHRENOLOGY. Madame frice's (Late of balti more) compliments to the Ladies and Gen tlemen in this city, would inform them that she has opened her studio at No. 517 I street, near Sixth, where she is prepared to furnish Phreno logical Charts on the shortest notice This Is no humbug, but the result of years of scientific re search and experience. Terms moderate. A call is solicited from those desiring to know them selves. dec 14?T.ThASlm THE PIANO FORTE CLASSES OF MR. W . HENRY PALMER, WIlAj meet at the Academy of Music, corner ofyth and D streets, on and after MON DAY, Oct. 8th, 1855. The pupLis are requested to be in attendance on the days and hours speci fied In the notices addressed to them. oct 4 W. H ENR Y PALMER, Director^ MOKE N KW COODV JOHN H. SMOOT, NO. Ill) SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, near High, Georgetown. D. C . ba? received an additional supply of Fall and Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a first rate assort ment of? Indies' Dre^g Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves Black and col'd Cloths, for Cloaks Stalls, Brocha and Bay State Sua wis With a "ood assortment of the best makes Flan nels. Blankets Hud l)ry Goods generally. My stork being durable and cheap purchasers will U. id It to their advantage to call before getting fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT. DoV lJ-tf REMOVAL. THK SUBSCRIBER WOULD MOST RK ?- si 1 ipectfully Inform hlscustoinemandttej Subllc generally, that be has removed his' tore from the ?.>uib to the north side of Pa. avenue, between Eleventh and t'weiftb, at re-'A. where he will keepafuli and well-selei ted assortment of the b*st and latest atvie of F K ENCH CLOTHS, CASS1MERES, VESTLNGS, AND GENTLEMEN S FURNISHING GOODS. As the excellent business ftand will enable Llm to do a much larger business, he feels assured that he can furnish Gentlemen's Garments on more moderate terms than heretofore. Having practised for a number of years In Germany, England and F ranee, he is confident that he can please all those who may favor him with a call. Feeling grate ful for past favors he solicits a continuance of the same. U i SCHAFKR, nov tf Merchant Tailor. COCOHS, COLDS, HOARSE!**.**, fee. PERSONS predisposed to Pulmonary Affec tions find tnis the most trying season, owing to the sudden changes in temperature; yet by a little care, adopting warm clothing and supply ing themselves with a good prescription or cou<_'h remedy they may easily ward off what may else prove a dangerous winter companion. TY LER'S COMPOUND GUM ARABIC SVRUP has been so long known and highly appreciated as one of our most innocent, yet efficacious, plea sant, uud (since the reduction in pr'ce,) economi cal remedies, that it ruay be recommended and used with the utmost confidence. It is sold at 26 cents, or three Lotties In one, 50 cents. Wholesale by PATTERSON A NAIRN and BTOTT A CO.: and retail by most Druggists. In Alexan dria by PEEL A STEVENS; Georgetown by Mr CISttELL. oct J GAMBLER.'# TRICKS WITH CARDS Ij*XPOSED AND EXPLAINED BY J. H. J Green; prioe 25 cents. MORGAN'S MYSTERIES OF FREE MA SONRY : containing all the Degrees of the Order conferred in a Master's J.odge, as written by Capt. Win. Morgan: price 25 cents. HOME tOOK BOOK: containing several hun dred excellent receipts ; price 25 cents. LAWS OF LOVE: A complete code of gal lantry, containing concise rules for the conduct o? a conrtship through Its entire progress, Aphor isms on love, the courts of love In the nineteenth century, rules for telling the characters and dispo sitions of woman; price 25 cents LADIES' GUIDE TO BEAUTY: containing practical advice on improving the complexion, the Lair, the bands, the form, the teeth, the eves, the feet, the features, so as to insure the hlghe.it de gree of perfection, of which they are susceptible, and also upwards of one hundred receipts for va rious cosmetics, oils, pomades; only 25 cents. Any of the above Books can be bought of the Agent. ALEX. ADAMSON* Seventh street, op posite the Post Ofih e, where he keeps on hand all the CHEAP PUBLICATIONS, MAGAZINES, and NT"! INK CHI I ABC CARDS, PLAYING aud V I S I TIN G CARDS, BALL, Ac. nov0?3m* ' mm - ?? ? ? ?' ?? * ? ? * ? S ? ? S U . i>t a a. VJ 11 Ma 1.1 UO. SEW?PAPERS, BLANK BOOKS, PENS, . PAPER, STATIONERY of all kinds, LDREN'S TOY BOOKS, PR1MMERS, Messrs. taylor a maijry having completed their arrangements for the ap proaching season, respectfully Invite attention to their large and varied stock, which Includes, in addition to a superb collection of BOOKS,ah*fe assortment of I- ANCY ARTICLES of the hum elegant and recherche description, particularly suited for Christmas and New Tear Presents, der 24?tr t^OLT'N, ALLE5I' RilBB INS, LAW J renee A Co's pstent revolving hammer, live and six barrel PISTOLS. Also, a good assort ment of single barrel Pistols, from 75 cents to S5 each American RAZORS of the best quality, every ra*>r warranted. For sale by E K LUNDY, dec 11 No. 12H Bridge street. Georgetown LIMKAKY EDITIONS of Campbell, Milton, Dryden, Bryant, Halleck, Longfel low, Shakipeare, Byron, Pope. Moore, Hemans, Joanna, Bailie. Cowper, Thomson, Willis, SI gourney, Herbert,Shelly, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Burns, Goldsmith, Scott. Ho<si, Swift, Chaucer. Spenser, Tennyson, Sotithey, Rogers, Young and many other Poets, may be found at the most mod erate prices, at the l>ookstore of the undersigned, fine editions. In mororco and calf bindings, many of tbein beautifully illustrated ; most of them im ported dlreet from London, by the undersigned, and bound there. FRANCK TAYLOR, dec 1W LADIES MAY BE SERVED (BY INDIES) WITH every variety of Cosmetic and Articles accom panying the toilet, at THE LAKES, 5ni Pa avenue, near Adam's Express, dec H? tf BOOK ANU JOK PRINTING. 'I'HOMAS McGll.L, SUCCESSOR TO TH K I tl:in of Klrkwcxxl A McGill respectfully an nounces that be is fully prepared to execute alI or ders for Pl.AtN OR ORNAMENTAL PRINTING at bis large and convenient Establishment, Tib st. three doors below Odd Fellow*' Hall. The buslnen* of the old tlrm, and all other work entrusted to blm will meet with promt attention. THOMAS* McGILL, Seventh street, between 1) and E, Three doors below Odd Fellows' Hall. Jan 1 -eotm i STKWAKT'K ^KYl.IGHT DAGUERREAN ROOMS ?Our O PICTURES are perfectly life-like, with a beautiful brightness, and having an elegan t smoot h arid beautiful soft tone, thev are not surpassed, If equaled, in the United States. We Invite the public to call and see for themselves, tiallery over M . W . (ialt A Bros Jewelry Store, between Vth and 10th streets, No. 324 Fa. avenue. nov 16?eo2m NEW YORK STOKE SELLING OFF. MISS H. M. MANN, SUCCESSOR TO Miss 8. J. & M. McGaw, next door to Post Office, Bridge street, Georgetown, In order to reduce her stock of goods i>efore the Spring sea son, she will sell at cast a handsome assortment of EMBROIDERY, DRESS TRIMMINGS, RIBBONS, FEATHERS, and FLOWHRS. dec id?"tAeolm Q R E W A R D.?I will give the above mentioned reward for the apprehension and delivery to me, of ANN, a slave, who calls herself Ann Johnson, and who ran away from me on Saturday night, the 8th Instant. She is about 24 years ola, 5 Feet, four or live inches high, light black complexion with full round face, of eood figure, and likely. She has a variety of clothing and took with her her feather bed and bedding. WM F. PHILLIPS, dec 10?eotf 5SJ6 New Jersey avenue. NEW YORK HATS. V WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN I want of Hats to l>aar in mind that the plan which I adopted six months ago, of selling HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prices, for cash only, is in success ful operation, consequently those who pay cash have the benetlt of cash, and are not charged twenty-five per cent, extra profit to offset bad debts. The very be*t and most fashionable DRESS RATS, at ?3 50, equal to any usually sold at f5, and the best S3 Hat south of New York ; and a first-rate, durable, and fashionable Hat, 92 50. A full supply of black and brown FELT HATS, and Children's Fancy Goods, at very low prices. Small profits and quick sales is the motto. ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue, Opposite Dester's Hotel. l have made arrangements with one of the best boot makers in Philadelphia to be kept constantly supplied with the very best and most fashionable French calf skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un prec?denfed low price of S3 ?2>* I have shown tb^m to competent Judges, who pronounce them tobetLe best Boots for the price in the United 1 aL?o have a splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, inide of the very best French calf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for S3 50. Competition is out of the question. All I ask Is for gentlemen to come and see for themselves Terms positively c ash. dec 0 MdU 11. SEMKEN, Jeweler, SHI Pinna avtnu*, butter* S)tK and 10IA stre/ts, Mask eceived and opened this day a magnificent assortment of fine and rich Imported JEW ELRY,sucbas Flor entine and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas and <:..als, Garnets, Cameos, and a vari ( ety of rli hly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrip tlon, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of fine Loudon and tieneva WATCHES, warranted tiutekbcp* rs. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of line Silverware, Pitch ers, Castors, Creams, Goblets, Cups, Forks and Spoons, (sterling.) Fish, Cake ana Pie Knives, Butter and Fruit RnJye*, Soup and Oyster Ladles, Preserve Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Nafkln Rings, etc., etc SI L V EK PLA IED WAKK, ON ALKATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks end Spoons. FANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, In variety, t.'drd Cases, Portmonnales, t'l^ar Cases. Aud aln< a large assortment of SPECTACLES In Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Olapses, Congress Spet?,arid Opera tilasses. J]jT We take pleasure In showing our goods to all, whether purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest poMsihie price. 11^ Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Dbunonds reiuounted; Gold Pens repolnted, and Engraving on Stone executed at short notice. Cnronorm t? rs and all kinds of fine Watches and Musical boxes put In perfect order at short notice. 11. SEMKEN, Jeweler, 330 Pa avenue, between t'th and 10th sis. dec I? tf R1AKKI AUE UlilUE. ?l DR. YOUNG'S POCKET ^SCULAPIUS; Or, Every One his own Physician: BKlNli OBSERVATIONS ON MARRIAGE Medically and Philosophically c? nsldcred. as MANHOOD'S EARLY DECLINE, with di rectlons for Its perfect cure. Being a Confidential Silent Friend and Private Adviser; followed by Observations on the Treatment of Venereal Dis eases, Gonnorrhcea, Gleet, Strictures, Ac ; illus trated with Cases Plates, and Diagrams, from Dr. YOUNG'S PRIVATE PRACTICE?to be consulted without exposure, and with assured confidence of succcss. Only 25 cents. For sale by the Agent, ALEX. ADAMSON, on Seventh st , opposite Post Office, dec 24?3m* NOTICE OF CONTINUATION. JAMES H SHEKEI.L HAVING SUCCEFD ed to the business of Shekell A Brothers, and located at No 27'J F street, corner of 13fb, will open January 1. Is56. with an en-w tire new ana fret,h stock of fiRQCKIt.ir.S-1 together with a full and complete assortment of fine WINES, BRANDIES, CORDIALS, Ac, all of which have been Elected with care, ex clusively for families, and to which he invites the inspection of his friends, the patrons of the late firm, ana the public. Intending to keep for sale all the desirable varieties afforded by the firm, dec 2V?lm M* >lfSIC FOR PRIVATE PARTIES AND SOIREES. h?SSRS. SCHEEL AND FISCHER UE spectfulty inform the admirers of good mu

sic, tliat they are prepared to attend to the con ducting of musical performanae on the Plaeo and V lolln, at Private Parties and Soirees, during the season, and beg leave to assure their patrons that they will product* ^unchanged) the best selections of Strauss and Labltzky,and other approved com posers; and with a view and hope to give entire satisfaction, they will perform at intervals selec tions from the mo?t admired Operas. Their terms will be moderate. Apply at No 316, next to Iron Hall, to Mr Fis cher, or to Mr. Scheel, at his residence, No. 462 Fourteenth at. Jan 2?eo2w Of FT BOOKSTORE! G EN E R A L S E LECTIO N O F ST A N D A R D ~ Glftand Miscellaneous BOOKS mmfmk AND STATION ERV for sale at X7*/#/ HILBUS S MUSIC DEPOT,cor-{ ner of Pa. avenue and Uth street \ O R EAT INDUCEMENT. EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article is sold at the usual retail price, and for everv dollar's purchase a sealed envelope is drawn by the buyer, containing t'e name of soi.ie gift, which Is presented on the spot. Among the Gifts are Onld Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Ac. HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT, dec 8?tr Corner Pa av and lltn at. A <) USEFUL PRESENTS. NE OF THE BEST STORES OF THE fand til the city is fi. FRANCIS'S, 4W? Sev enth street. He has not only every Housekeeping article, bnt Rators, Scissors. Cornet, Brushes, Cabas, and other useful articles His goods are of an excellent quality, aud he sells lower than any one else In the city If a friend of ours wished to know the best place to buy a Sett of Spoons, Knives and Forks, Tea Setts, Castor, Cake Bas ket, or anything, from the finest Pocket Knife to an Axe or Wood Saw, we would say. " ^o to !? R ANCIS, on Seventh street, you will be sure of getting good articles, and at the very lowest price.'' dec IV?it BALLS. BALL OF THE MERRIE BACHELORS, AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, NAVY YARD, JANUARY '24, 1S3H. Although fully anvare of the Imminent danger they ire again about to ex pose themselves to, from the concentrated Urn of many bright eyes and killing glances, the fatal effccta of which have been made manifest to them in the "surrender at discretion" of three of their number in one short year?nevertheless, being desirous of contributing their share to the happi ness of the ladies, the "Merrie Bachelors" beg leavd to announce to the public that they will have another re-union on the nigbt of the #ith in stant, at Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, to which their friends are respectfully invited. HflT" Ladles, every Bachelor In town will be there! Committee oj Rereptio.i. Ric'd Brooks, jr Joseph Carrico. Committee on the part of Citizens. Joe Shillington. H lch'd WalUch, J P Pepper. F Pilling, W \V Browning, VVm Gait, K E White, Win Thompson, J no Rainbow, J as Barry, Thos Dwyer, B C Greenup, EARyther, Albert Norton, J McCarrlck, WmSandcson, JnoMcNamee, Kdmund Gates, J no Crawford, R J Stevens. Floor Director?. Val Conner, F Tuay, O Sanderson J A Crane, WmGaddls. Executive Committee. I.em Gaddis, Jno Clarke, H Queen. C Miller, F Ober, Adam Gaddis Committee of Arran^emtn'*, "MKRRIK BACHELORS." Tickets ONE DOLLAR, jan 12,14,1#,18,21,'22,23,24?8t PRO BONO publico: TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL BALL O* THE Franklin Fire Company! la honor of the Birth-night of the illaa> trieus Or. Franklin. PflHE COMPANY RESPECTFULLY AN X nounce to their friends and the public that thejr will give their Twenty-ninth Annual Ball on THURSDAY EVENING, January 17th, 1*56, at Carusl's Assembly Rooms. The sreneral satisfaction our annual balls have heretofore given and the entire success attending them, inspires us with renewed energy, and we pledge ourselves to make this ball one of the brightest that has ever given brightness to the history of balls in the annals of the company No exertions will be spared that may contribute to the enjoyment and pleasure of those who may honor us with their presence. Obliging and exp?rienced Floor Managers have been selec.teJ whose every exertion will be to give satisfaction in regard to the tloor. Supper will he furnished by an experienced caterer Confections, IceCream, Fruit, Ac ,wlll be pro vided by one of our city's most skillful confec tioners A favorite Cotillon Band has been engagad lor the occasion. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and ladies. No Hats or Caps will be allowed in the hall ex cept those worn uy the Firemen. The entire company will act as the Committee of Reception. Committee of Arrangement*. f |( K Doyle, Win H Fanning, J Williamson, J Standsbury, G Crossheld, D Driscoll, H Ward, WinM Payne, T L Martin, Wm Jones, R G Eckioff, T Sinon, J B Me Hey, J M Hough, A Spring, EC Eckioff, C J f'anfleld, I.Thomas, J B Moran, S Butt, dec 18 T4t*Jan 15,16,17 I CONKKCTIIINEKT ! 1HOS. POTENTINI WOULD RESPECT a full y inform the citizens of Washington that he has puichased the well-known ('onfrction^ry establishment of John Miller, which be will carry on with inc reased facilities for ministering to the tastes of those who may favor him with their pa tronage. He will manufacture and keep on hund a Urge assortment of fancy aud ornamental COM''Bt TIONERY, WEDDING CAKE, CANDIES, JELLII.S, charlotte KIJSSE, BLANC M A NGK, and ever/ other delicacy used at DAl.LS AND SVFPER PARTIES. When desired, he will attend these or other fetUlve occasions, and furnish tables with every delicacy and luxury, served In the most fashion able style, with punctuality and attention. He has Just recrlved a lar^e assortment of for eign BON BONS,CONFECTIONERY, FIGS, PRUNES, Ac , in fancy boxes and ornamental cartons. Also, ornamental FIGURES, PYRA MIDS, and other decorations for the table, at Din J ner aud Supper Parties. THOMAS POTENTINI, No. 27'J Pennsylvania avenue, between loth and 11th streets, south side, dec 12 COVPIN WAKE ROOM, fcc. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., UNDERTA ? KEKS?resld?nce4lri Seventh ?treet, between G and H streets. Interments procured In any ground or cemetery. Cofllns, Caps, Sh*>uds, Carriages. Hearse, and every article for interments cl the best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and at ail hours of the light. Having the exclusive right of Crump'a Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the 4ead for any length of time. Jy 11?ly JONAS P. LEVY, IMPORT BR AND DHL K R IN WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND FINE GROCERIES, GeneralCommiuion A Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No. 474 Pa av., two doors below U. S. Hotel, Washington City, D. C. N B.?Country Merchants are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. oc 2-ly DAOUERR EOTYPKS TAKEN BY A LADY. iVfRS. A. C. REDMOND HAVING removed 1" to her NEW ROOMS, on 7th st., between H and I, is prepared to take LIKENESSES in the bes'. style of the art. PICTURES well taken and put up in embossed cases for FIFTY CENTS. nov 22-tf MEDICAL CARD. Doctor stanislas hernisz. reg ular Practitioner of Homoeopathy, Office231* corner F and Fourteenth streets. Consultations from 10 a. m. to 3 p. in. Doctor Stanislas Hernisz, having returned from Europe with Improved health, will attend to the practice of his profession. LeDocteur pari? Frangais. Dw Doctor Spricht Deutsch. dec 17?lm? Aubneral invitation to EX. amir e one of the largest and best assortments of Parlor Grand, Square, and Boudoir PIANOS, ever exhibited to a Washington public. Persons wishing to purchase, will find that they can be accommodated on the most liberal terms, by early application at the Music Depot. Star Buildings, GEO H1LBUS, Agent. Constantly in receipt of NEW MUSIC, dec 24?tr STUART'S CANDIES. JUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRESS, ONE esse of Stuart's celebrated STEAM CANDY, consisting of Sugar Plums, Vanilla Cream, and other kinds. For sale at Z. M. P. KING'S, ?Jftr. Vermont avenue, corner 15th and 1 sts. aov*4 (^ABAS, WORK BOXES, CHINA GOODS, J CARD UAHES, PO RTKMON N AI Krt. Ac , at 30b Pa avenue, between Vth and lotb dec 20 JOHN F. ELLIS. _ I'tCKA OLASSES?The largest and cheap est assortment in the city at JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Pa. avenue, between ?th and 10th sts. dec 31 O HOLIDAY PRESENTS FROM EUROPE, Just received at THE LAKVS, dec *1 -tf 5b4 Pa. avenue. FINE GOODS for PRESENTS at ELLIS'S 306 Pa. avenue, near loth street. dec 20 evening star. ??I Know IT." BY B. UBWBK. At seveteen years of age 1 was more of ? man than 1 have ever been sincc. I wore a long tailed coat, and boot?, (to which the ap purtenance of spurs was generally added.) A moustache was quite visible on my upper lip, and a consciousness of ripe maturity nevei left my mind I was studying for the legal profession. but at the timo of which I write wa? spending my cummer vacation at my lather s house in the country. Though so manly (almost Soldier-like, as I fancied,) in my appearance, my inner was by no means so stern as my outer man I loved niy mother with childish tenderness, and sooner than pain her pious heart 1 unmurmur ingly accompani id hor every Sunday to the village church, to listen to long *crrnons of which I could not hear a word, for the tremu lous accents of the very aged minister who conducted the services were so faint as to be inaudible where I sat. Though incitcd by love and duty to subject myself to the weeklV penance, (well doserved by my weekly sins.) my conscience yet did not prevent me from whiling away my timo by such amusements as lay at hand?that of observing and specu lating on the countenances of my neighbors, an occupation of which I was fond The physiognomy which interested mc more than that of all others was that of ayounggirl who sat not far from us, and who was accom panied bv an aged woman, probably her f ran 1 mother the object of her watchful care. he girl's face, from the first eliciting my careles^ admiration, gradually absorbed my whole attention. It was very beautiful, but apart from that it possessed the greatest pos sible interest for mo. Never had I seen a countenance which denoted so much sensibili ty in the beholder to read her innocent soul like an open book. Sometimes, by chance, the fair object of my busy tancies would catch my eye, or withoat looking at me, seemed to know' or feel that I was gaung at her, and I wickedly delighted in noticing the blush which deepened on her cheek till I withdrew my eyes. One Sunday I happened, in coming out of church to be close to my lovely neighbor?im mediately behind her, my hand actually touching her unconscious garment. I felt an irresistible desire to force her in some way to notice me?to speak to her?to occasion one of those charming blushes; anything I knew not what. In short, like an impertinent cox comb as I was, I stooped forward, and with an insufferable insolence, which I blush now to remember, 1 whispered in her ear " You are very pretty." Never was I more surprised than when she camly replied? " 1 know it." I was absolutely startled. I had expected a silent, conscious blush, an indignant glance anything but this cool ? 1 know it." 1 was puzzled, but I bad plenty of time to turn the matter over in my mind, for in a few days I returned to college. I can truly say it was the one problem which, throughout the term, gavo me the most thought. Another year elapsed ere I returned home and again sat in the village church. My per sonal appearance was, meanwhile, somewhat altered. I still wore my moustache, it is true but my ccat tails were not, or did not seem quite s<> long, and i left my spur? My mother and I were early seated in our pew, and I impatiently waited for the arrival of my lovely enigma I tried to prep ire my self lor disappoiutment. " I have been think ing and dreaming about an ideal. " said I to myself, "doubtless when the young lady ap pears, all my iuiHginings will vanish?there ran be no doubt my fancy has been playing tricks with me, investing a mere country maiden with transcendent graoesandcharuis. While I was reasoning thus with myself, the young lady appeared, leading her old relative with tender care. Worshipping an " ideal," indeed ! my most charming remembrance did not begiu to do justify to the beautiful reality. A soul full of tenderness and sensibility seemed to have found a fitting home in a person and face of perfect loveiiuess and grace. She blushed, wbeu looking round she ohanoed to see me, and again the play of ex pression on her features, which had so inter ested mo formerly, charmed me. As mother and I returned home, I described my fair neighbor, and asked mother who she was. "Her name," my mother said, "IsGrace Denny, and she is the loveliest, the most su perior young woniau I have ever iu my whole life met. It is too soon to think of suoh things yet, she continued, smiling, 41 but some years honco it would make me happy to see my dear son married to just such a Woman." . " Not quite so fast, mother," said I. laugh ing uway a little embarrassment which I was most anxious to conceal. .f found that Grace had become a constant visitor at my mother's, and 1 did not fail to improve the opportunity of becoming ac quainted with her. She was indeed a gifted creature, endowed with all "nature's best.'' She sang, she (lanced, she conversed with an indescribable grace peculiar to herself. Though generally thoughtlul and earnest in her manner, she had a vein of quiet humor, and her strokes of playful drollery charmed all the more from being unexpected. >-*ut more alluring to me than all her ?ifts and accomplishments, was tho shrinking sensibility depicted on every feature of her sweet face. I soon found my self painfully interested in her. I say pain fully, for Grace received my assiduous at tentions with a perfect codncss and uncon cern that gavo mo great uneasiness. Some times I thought she remembered my early impertinence, and was disposed to punish ine. Hut there was a rival, a cousin of Grace's, who always stood in my way, and from whom Grace received, as matter of oourse, number less little attentions which 1 dared not even offer. I hated this man; I was insufferably jealous; but Grace seemed either perfectly unconscious or pcrl'octly indifferent to the by play of animosity which was carried on be tween us two. Grace, sweet, noble Grace, with her child like simplicity and sensitive woman's heart? who could resist her ? I could not; my whole soul was hers. In vain had I called upon my vanity, of which I had plenty to invoke, to save me trom the mortification of loving with out return. I could not stem or control the passion which, strong as a mighty whirlwind, had seized me. One evening I sat by the piano while Grace sang to me. The cousin was not there; and dear Grace's varying color suggested aweet hopes to my vanity. I fancied 1 saw love in those soft musio-breatbing lips. It was the last evening of my vaiation, and surely I read a gentle farewell thought in Grace's face. I was beside myself with joy at the idea. I was aa if iu a blissful dream, a sweet delirium, a rapture of love. As Grate rose to leave the piano, 1 caught her hand, unable longer to repress the one thought that filled my heart, and 1 exclaimed fervently? "Grace-dear Grace?with all my soul I love you!" She lifted her large soft eyes, and said dowly, while a mischievous m le sude over ler face? " I know it." She was gone before I had time to prevent tier, or to recover from my surprise. The next day I returned to the college, ex pecting to complete my studies in another pear A year! How long a time to be ah jent from the beloved being who was to me, I elt, henceforth aud forever, whether she re turned my love or aot, the nucleus round which all my thoughts would revolve. I need uot say how her strange and unsatisfac tory answer tormented me. I perceived in her repetition of the same word*, her remem branee of the time she had n?ed them before ' \ WAS tfa* J1"1 F'onishfcent of mr ???** *?'***" hrir*?* ^ ? and -igaiu to memory 4-Tbe i3I lh\ht 1 ??*?? nTtll. i P"S*WJ th? wil to h.ve left vuu a''tM?n><>re uncertain.'' ' all at thi.W.?nd*rthat 1 WM ab,**? tnJr at I . * *Ll from luj llinugtiu, nh? h.l &'tiryLKKPV* ??? ?'red no Tarioaa ri.S ft",""'1 however, and study hard .? ,1 u.d-v: th. u?iP.?aMUiSuirl^ foX* oh, much to my dear mother's nride !?i ? * I JelfriuhieJ t? I,, wiser W\J? ^ *J ?M,i._'? Uyond , d,.,bt if l\r ' beloved, before I committed myself u I kII done by fooluh ?peechea *?* In order to satisfy myself on this point. and perhaps also to gratify a little p|q? wh.t, . returned home I did iot go iffiSSmSte M my feel.in?8 dictated, but wait ed till, at my mother's lummons, she apent an evening with us. Eren then, thought heart was full of tepdernes* fur ber I afreet" ?a. cmdcss. i hu ?j r, a'u,n:. suflcr ae 1 might-1 w,>u|j act it out. There was a young lady Haying ? thl9 time wh" d?*rly lovef J.1"-1 ?t this time to con tnbuto to her amusement. I devoted myaelf to her the whole evening, and felt the sweet ?? pain I ever^experienced, when I aaw, by ?h*r.'T6 "i ng>ng, aenaitive face, that u-7 pained and wounded W hen thia foolery was carried to its height I perceived Grace suddenly riae and ste? through the open window out on the piasia In a lew moments I followed her; she had re tired to a little diatance from the window, and stood with her head leaning against the railing, weeping. Stealing softly behind ber "Ah'EI, *rm around her, and whwpered-' love mi** *' donotd?nJ it! You 1 JSSiTi? H !ittle P*u*e^then laughing, KL ?lir ,CTug' ?race turned aaide hfr bead?"Alas? I know it!" Sjuicidk or a Do? -The Burton Chronicle I storr DuFthe authenticit7 to the following n/ in Si g V? Pa?t Week a K^tleman 1," t??.k ? *Vh part of the city- near the track of one of our railroads, intending to give a dinner party to K>me friends, purcfaJiffJJ hu table a hue piece of veniaon, which to hi* ta^te was as inviting a feast as could be con ceived of The delicate joint duly arrived home, and was hung up until it might bo I hiST ,a the sink"ro??- This gentleman I ha. been a year or two the owner of h fine do* I much attached to his master, who in turn teemed the faithful creature highly Now it unfortunately happened that this piece of me at [ was hung low enough to be within the reach ?I,n, ?.7n0> j be,n? unab>? to resist the temptation, seiaed upon it and devoured the major part. He wn detected by hia raa<ter in flagrante Jenlicto, and present rage wei*h p*-t friendship, the poor fellow was sev er ely beating and kicked out of doors He re turned however, aoon after, but with a deie. t od and hang dog look, which he ma.ntained tor a day or two, when he disapi**red alto gcther. .Search being made, his body, sever ed Irom the head and ohest, was on the rail read track, short diatance frem the house the po.,r creature having ended a lite which wa? no longer bearable, by voluntary denth. Hia master, who tad repented his ha'rshne^s, had for some time eudeavored to efface the impresaiou by acts of kindness, but all no nur .' Jruno ' bltd been disgraced, and death alone could wipe out the stain. ^HKu.l!iD,CAYBD ^EAD-?A gentleman of undoubted veracity, writing to a friend in this city, gives the following particulars, whi-h appear to us as worthy of notice by scientific uion whose studios have enabled them tn m \estigate and understand the causes which produced the effects related. On the 13th ilt. the body of a Mr O Brien, who died in M.lledgeville about two years ago, disin terred, and, upon opening the eoffln, was found in the same conditio as when buried I here was no appearance of decomiwsitiou, and no unpleasant odor. The body had re tamed its lormer weight and a ice, the feature* were perfect, the hair firm aa in life-arm han is. feet, and, in fact, the whole man in every particular as he was committed to the tomb Mr 0 linen wa< at the time of Lis death about sixty years old, and weighed near two hundred pounds JIa Waa buried in a bla^k walnut coffiu, which was incloscd in a ??ox, and the whole inclosed in a tight vault Some part of the outside box had decayed, as weil as the woollen cloth with which the colfiii waaoovered. The silk gloves and stockings which were on his hands and feet, remained unchanged, even in coler.?N. it. Bulletin. nAfUi"^KiW ,V0RK if,R? I>*partmkxv ia com posed (including one Chief and eleven Assist ant Engineers.) of two thousand aix hundred aad thirty one men, enrolled in forty five en gine eompaniea. fifty-eight hose companic. thirteen hook and ladder companies, aud four hydrant companies t-? take charge of idu** I here is in use seventy-two thousand and nine feet of hose, eleven engines, five hoae car nages, and two trucks are building. There arc nine alarm bells for the city The Chief Engineer geu ?3.0W, and the Fire Marshal ?2,U00 per year, the Assistant Engineers re ceive no pay, and the tame may bo said of all the companies. The Department beiBg " vol untary aid. and the expense to the city, in keeping the apparatus of one hundred and twenty companies in good order, repairs and , building new engine?. Ac., for one year wa? only *84,WO. The " Charitable Fire As^-ia' tion has a fund of S500,000 There are thirty Sch^l C ren in the F?r???a'i Orpha-i How To SqUARE THE ClRCLE.?EtRIKA ' ? Says the London Court London " Thelcircle is ?quared, It you take a silver wirTtwelve inches and a quarter long, the quarter being allowed to unite the two ends, you have a circular wire made to firm the true square, oach of its sides will be equal to nine square inches. Now, if the same wire is allowed to ussumo the true circle, it is evident that the era of the circle will be the same as it was in the square. For instance, if a wall be built around a city, and it is found to be twelve miles round, the area of that city is nine square miles. Therefore, the square of any circle is equal to three-fourths of the length of its own circumference. First \ ieu or Havana.?. On the left rise fortifications massive as thoae of Malts or Gibraltar, wrought into the dark grey n*ks of rid0e?Ufr0;hWer'')Ug 8lou?thc many-Jued hill sidea of the Cabanas, glittering throughout their lengthening lines with the white uniform and shining bavonets of the sentinels who guard the proud flag of Spain, that gorgeous banner of blood and of gold. On the right stretch irregular masses of parti colored build ings. blue, pink, green, yellow, overtopped at intervals by Some massive church tower or graceful tufted palm-trees Queer-lookin* boats, emancipated gondolna, thamelea* ait tors of the veiled Venetian nuns, and brilliant did quay?ie*' dart 'n an<i ?Ut *,0ng thecn)W is?"D""L *DDo?. of Boston, in the year K??^, laid the foundation atone ef the ice husi Tka car?? of "c^ comfort* to the West ludiea-an experiment which faikd. entailing a Iom of aome four or five thousand uoiUra. Many would haye been diacourared 8uch ? beginning But Tudor waa not h luan to fall back at trifles He had calculated too closely and knew too well how matter* must be, as was proved by hia frequent and ?ucceasful successive ahipmepU,